Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New podcast by JDM professor

Journalism and Digital Media professor Matt Tullis has launched a podcast that focuses on literary journalism and the reporters who write it.

The podcast, named Gangrey: The Podcast, is produced twice a month. The first episode featured freelance writer Justin Heckert, who wrote "The Hazards of Growing Up Painlessly," a story about a teenage girl who can feel no pain that was published in The New York Times Magazine. You can listen to that episode here.

The second episode featured Michael J. Mooney, a reporter for D Magazine in Dallas. Mooney wrote the story "The Most Amazing Bowling Story Ever" last year. The story is about a recreational bowler's run at perfection, and has been lauded as one of the best nonfiction stories of 2012. You can listen to that episode here.

The idea for the podcast came from Ashland University senior Glenn Battishill, who serves as The Collegian's managing editor and WRDL's program director. Battishill is working on the podcast with Tullis, serving as a producer. Also working on the podcast is AU senior Tyler Remmel. Remmel, who is also The Collegian's design editor, has designed the podcast's logos and is redesigning the podcast website.

Steve Suess, a professional instructor and adviser to WRDL, is also assisting with the podcast.

The podcast is named after a well-respected journalism website called Gangrey.com. That site was founded by reporters at the Tampa Bay Times, and regularly links to the best literary journalism of the day. The founders of that site gave Tullis permission to use the Gangrey name, and have been key in promoting it to a national audience.

You can follow the podcast on Twitter @gangreypodcast.

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